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Guy Autotweets Comcast Whenever His Service Stinks

It's happened 16 times in 3 months

(Newser) - Many people have famously poor luck when trying to shout, however publicly , at Comcast customer service. So one user is taking what Geek.com describes as a "passive aggressive" approach by programming his Raspberry Pi to automatically tweet every time his Internet service falls below an unacceptable speed (it'... More »

Facebook Brings Workers' Internet to a Crawl One Day a Week

'2G Tuesdays' allow workers to experience slow speeds of emerging markets

(Newser) - Understanding breeds empathy. At least, that's the Facebook philosophy when it comes to Internet speed in developing nations, which is why once a week the company now encourages employees to dump their super-fast speeds at work and opt for a 2G experience, NBC News reports. The initiative is called... More »

Google Fiber Should Have Cable Companies Terrified

Henry Blodget: It's blazing Internet, for $70 a month

(Newser) - A few lucky neighborhoods in Kansas City already have access to Google Fiber, and the cable industry better take notice, writes Henry Blodget at Business Insider . Subscribers get lightning-fast Internet for $70 a month, and, if they want, cable and a DVR for another $50. (Internet speeds are indeed incredibly... More »

FCC Launches Internet Speed Test Tool

Move comes ahead of 10-year plan to push broadband

(Newser) - The FCC is about to unveil a 10-year plan to make high-speed Internet a reality in all parts of the US, reports the New York Times . As part of its push, the agency has set up a way for consumers to test the speed of their Internet connection through this... More »

Bloggers Like Google's Speedy Web Plan

If nothing else, it could ramp up pressure on big ISP's

(Newser) - Google's plan to test ultra-fast Internet speeds via fiber optic networks is going over well with tech bloggers:
  • Mark Sullivan, PC World : "Google hopes that the new model will fire up the business of being a small, local ISP. That can only be good. ... Google has a rare opportunity
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